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Sexual Assault Prevention

The Profound Failures of Universities: The Winston Case and Beyond

Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys

The prevalence of assaults within sports and college culture reflects the dire need to discuss ethical consent. University coaches, leaders, policy makers and legislators should require multi-session, leadership training for students.

College Domestic Violence Survivors On What They Wish They Had Known

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.22.2014 | College

Savannah Badalich wished she had understood the basic definition of consent years ago. "I didn't really understand it as positive, unambiguous, vo...

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Survey Asking About Students' Sex Lives Is Suspended

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.18.2014 | College

Clemson University suspended a controversial online Title IX training program after students complained the survey wanted to know too much about their...

Inside The Growing Anti-Rape Technology Industry

ThinkProgress | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

Two weeks ago, a new nail polish that promised to detect date rape drugs took the media by storm. The product, developed by four male college students...

This University Is The Model For Rape Prevention, It's Probably Not One You're Thinking Of

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

By Scott Malone DURHAM, N.H., May 2 (Reuters) - The 1987 gang rape of an 18-year-old University of New Hampshire freshman by three fel...

We Are Ready to Go Beyond Awareness in April

Laura Palumbo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Laura Palumbo

It means so much when voices come together to talk about sexual assault. As an activist, it's one of my favorite times of the year. It makes me wonder about what the world would look like if every month were April.

Speaking Out on Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Kevin Powell

I asked males in the audience how they defined manhood. A lot of the usual terms came up like "provider" and "strong" and "responsibility." I responded those words could also apply to my single mother and most women I know.

How It Feels When White Women Cross to the Other Side of the Street

Gordon Braxton | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Gordon Braxton

I can relate to the experience of white women speeding up, altering their paths, clutching their belongings or casting wary glances in my presence.

Why Don't We Start Telling Men Not To Drink As Rape Prevention?

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Yoffe mentions that she's spoken with a three recent college graduates who were the survivors of assaults. Great. But after I spoke with dozens of current and former students who survived sexual violence, I have a much different take than the solution being these women should drink less.

How Is Your College Improving Sexual Assault Policies? #AskYourCampus

Nina Flores | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Nina Flores

During the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of incoming college students will attend orientations, start classes, and join an institution where an estimated 20-25% percent of women and 15% of men are survivors of sexual assault.

Stop Teaching Students That Sexual Assault Is a Potential Consequence of Drinking

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Leah Berkenwald

Too many believe that college girls drink because they are "down for sex" or that sexual assault accusations are fabricated because women regret having had drunk sex. Each campus must dispels those myths in order to achieve a community-wide understanding of sexual assault as it actually happens.

The Limits Of College Security

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Brittney Figueira & Chris Kornichuk | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

The Invisible War: Tackling the Tough Topic of Sexual Assault in the Military

Jennifer D. Stephens | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Jennifer D. Stephens

This weekend my Battalion tossed the Army-provided training out the window and instead chose to play the documentary The Invisible War. What played out that Sunday morning was the single most amazing experience I have had in my 10+ year military career.

It's Time to Say No More

Tim Gunn | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Tim Gunn

By branding domestic violence and sexual assault, we aim to engage the general public to understand that, like other health issues -- cancer, heart disease -- domestic violence and sexual assault need to be more of a priority.

Breaking the Silence: Why Men and Women Must Stand Together on Sexual Assault

Nico Lang | Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

As we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we must realize that our responsibility to the women and men who have been affected by sexual violence extends for more than just 30 days. Education and outreach are life-long endeavors.

Shame And Blame: Facing The Unintended Consequences Of Health Messaging

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 03.24.2012 | Health and Fitness
Leah Berkenwald

Health communication professionals must be better trained to anticipate the unintended consequences of their campaigns and examine the stigmas and stereotypes they reinforce.